Portsmouth in Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom
—Conserving Victory —
We have implemented a historically accurate re-painting of HMS Victory. For the first time, visitors can see the ship in her true colors — exactly as she appeared at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Several hundred paint samples were taken from various locations across the ship and in some places they uncovered as many as 72 layers of paint!
Careful research has shown that Victory was painted externally in pale yellow and dark grey at the time of her famous victory. It would have been the Captain, Thomas Hardy, Nelson’s trusted right-hand man, who was responsible for the painting of the ship.
We have also repainted Victory’s name on the ship’s stern with a more authentic style of lettering based on historic research.
( photo captions )
Left: Magnified cross-section of paint samples taken from Victory. the colours highlighted show how the ship was painted at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Top left: A Painting by T. Moss showing Victory in the 1880s in a black and white colour scheme.
Above: This shows Victory in her yellow-orange and black paint scheme which was first applied in the mid 1990s and has now been replaced by the new colour scheme.
Top right: The repainting of Victory’s stern.
Location. 50° 48.1′ N, 1° 6.548′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, England, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Queen Street and Wickham Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth, England PO1 3LR, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victory will appear ‘as at Trafalgar’ (a few steps from this marker); Taking a closer look (a few steps from this marker); A battle against time (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M.S. Trafalgar (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Nelson Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship shape (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Gun Competition (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Also see . . . HMS Victory. (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.